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Iceland Country Life

Explore the country life of Iceland in this 8 Nights, 9 Days tour package

Day 1

Welcome to Iceland

Individual transfer by Flybus shuttle bus from Keflavik airport to your accommodation in Reykjavik.

Overnight in Reykjavik. Dinner is on your own.
(50km / 31mls)

Day 2

Land of Sagas

Start your trip with a short Reykjavík city tour before heading north-west. Visit the Settlement Centre in Borgarnes and learn about the Viking Age and the Icelandic Sagas. In the afternoon, join a short hike up the Grábrók volcano crater from where you will have a perfect view over the region and its vast lava fields. Stop at the most powerful hot spring in Europe, Deildartunguhver where you will learn about geothermal energy. We continue to Hraunfossar, a unique waterfall that drains from under vast lava fields into a glacier river. Nearby is Barnafoss waterfall. Later this day enjoy Medieval Icelandic history at the cultural site in Reykholt, which was the home of the 13th-century writer, scholar and chieftain Snorri Sturluson, who wrote many sagas. Visit Snorri’s pool, one of Iceland’s most important cultural and archaeological sites.

Overnight in  Reykholt . Breakfast included & 3-course dinner.
(190km / 118mls)

Day 3

From West to North

Drive over mountain passes, lava fields, green pastures, fertile farmlands and along fjord landscape to North Iceland. Early afternoon go whale watching and sea angling for 2-3 hours in Eyjafjörður – Iceland’s longest fjord right below Arctic Circle. You will see humpback and minke whales, harbour porpoises and dolphins – The success rate to spot whales is 99%! Finish the afternoon at Akureyri – Iceland’s second-largest city – before reaching the picturesque village of Húsavík.

Overnight in Húsavík. Breakfast included & 3-course dinner.
(460km / 286mls)

Day 4

Geological Wonders and Nature Baths

Start the day with a stop at Goðafoss, “the waterfall of the Gods”. Tour the Lake Mývatn area with its abundant birdlife and amazing volcanic landscapes: pseudo-craters of Skútustaðir, lava labyrinth of Dimmuborgir, volcano cone of Hverfjall before bathing the geothermal Mývatn Nature Baths.

Overnight in Húsavík. Breakfast included & 3-course dinner.
(170km / 106mls)

Day 5

From North to East

In the morning, explore more volcanic and geothermal areas by visiting the hot springs, fumaroles and bubbling mud pools of Námaskarð, the volcano of Krafla and the explosion crater of Víti. Continue to see Dettifoss, Europe’s most powerful waterfall. Head through the uninhabited highlands to East Iceland. Stop at Möðrudalur to visit the church at the farm. Enjoy the view of the mountain Herðubreið. In the afternoon arrive in the fertile region of Fljótsdalshérað in East Iceland.

Overnight in Egilsstadir area. Breakfast included & buffet dinner.
(330km / 205mls)

Day 6

Fjords, Glacier and Glacier Lagoon

Today admire the green valleys, high mountains, dramatic fjord landscape and tiny fishing villages at the end of twisty roads in the East Fjords. Stop at the charming village of Djúpivogur. Observe the magnificent Vatnajökull, Europe’s largest glacier. Embark on a boat ride among the floating icebergs on the Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon. Walk along the black sands of the so-called Diamond beach. Spend your evening in Vatnajökull National Park.

Overnight in Glacier Lagoon area. Breakfast included & 3-course dinner.
(390km / 242mls)

Day 7

Vatnajökull National Park and the South Coast

In the morning continue exploring Vatnajökull National Park. See the stratovolcano and highest peak in Iceland: Hvannadalshnjúkur. Walk close to a glacial tongue, cross a sandy desert and embrace the beautiful lava field of Eldhraun covered with blue-green moss. Stop at the black lava beach of Reynisfjara. In the little village of Skógar learn about Iceland’s early Modern history at the Skógar folk museum with its turf houses. Admire the waterfall Skógafoss. Travel along the famous Eyjafjallajökull glacier and volcano and stop at Seljalandsfoss waterfall.

Overnight in Hveragerdi. Breakfast included & 3-course dinner.
(340km / 211mls)

Day 8

Golden Circle, Country Life

Start the day by visiting the farm of Friðheimar where you will learn about Icelandic horses and greenhouse agriculture. Spend the rest of the day travelling along the Golden Circle: the waterfall of Gullfoss, the active geothermal area of Geysir and the National Park of Þingvellir National Park, the birthplace of the first Parliament and now a UNESCO world heritage site.

Overnight in Reykjavík. Breakfast included.
(210km / 130mls)

Day 9

Departure Home

The Flybus airport shuttle picks you up at your hotel and takes you to Keflavik airport.

Breakfast included.
(50km / 31mls)
 

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Travel Highlights

  • Experienced, caring & friendly tour managers
  • Delicious meals on tour

Travel Information

Inclusions

  • Arrival & departure transfer by FLYBUS airport shuttle (no guide)
  • 7-day fully escorted tour with an English speaking guide or driver-guide
  • 8 nights accommodation in rooms with shower/WC
  • 8x breakfast 
  • 6x 3-course dinner
  • Visit to two national parks
  • Whale watching & sea angling tour (weather permitting)
  • Boat trip on Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon
  • Icelandic horse show
  • Entrance fee & towel to Mývatn Nature Baths 
  • Admission to Icelandic settlement centre 
  • Entrance fee to Skógar folk museum
  • Meals: 8x breakfast and 6x dinner (3-course or buffet). Dinner on Reykjavík nights not included.

Dates & Prices

Departure Periods

  • 01 Jun 2019 - 30 Jun 2019
    1 Pax to 20 Pax Single Sharing 5180 € per person
    1 Pax to 20 Pax Double Sharing 3940 € per person
    1 Pax to 20 Pax Triple Sharing 3940 € per person
  • 01 Aug 2019
    1 Pax to 20 Pax Single Sharing 5180 € per person
    1 Pax to 20 Pax Double Sharing 3940 € per person
    1 Pax to 20 Pax Triple Sharing 3940 € per person
  • 01 Sep 2019 - 30 Sep 2019
    1 Pax to 20 Pax Single Sharing 4930 € per person
    1 Pax to 20 Pax Double Sharing 3740 € per person
    1 Pax to 20 Pax Triple Sharing 3740 € per person

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